Zun Energy Drink: To the Moon Anyone?

My story with Zun Energy Drink began on a regular night like any other. I was up late burning the midnight oil as I so often do.

I was drifting, losing focus, but I was not quite ready to go to sleep yet. Then I hobble on over to my fridge and pull out a black spaceship (or rocket, whichever you prefer) shaped bottle. I was at first perplexed by the name, so I did a little research before my consumption. The word zun originates from China, and it refers to an ancient wine carrying vessel used in ceremonies of religious purpose.

What this has to do with a spaceship I do not know, but the bottle is a vessel that carries a form of liquid. Although, when you read the name I assume you pronounce it like “zune”. So far I am a bit confused with the name, but I am done trying to decipher it. It states on the bottle that Zun is “Out of this world” and that it gives brain boosting energy. At this time of night the brain does indeed need a boost, so lets dive in (or blast off).

Taste

This is a drink that smells and tastes delicious. Zun Energy Drink is very creamy and smooth and reminds of red cream soda, but not as sticky and with more raspberry and cherry added in. There is also a flavor that I cannot seem to grasp or place. Zun has a mystery flavor! The taste is simply superb and quite delicious. So as you can guess, this 12oz. did not last too long.

Ingredients

Now here we have some interesting components. Besides the 100mg of caffeine, Zun has a Proprietary Brain Boosting Energy Blend coming in at 625mg which includes Coenzyme Q10 (which I have never heard of before), Ginkgo Biloba (a personal favorite), Choline, Taurine, and of course Caffeine. Along with that is has 100% of Vitamin C, E, and B6, as well as 500% of Vitamin B12. It also has a modest 160 calories.

Now Coenzyme Q10 caught me eye, so I need to dig a little. Apparently it is an antioxidant and has many different uses. It has beneficial effects on migraine sufferers, is being investigated as a treatment for cancer, and even leads to longer lifespan in rats (when combined with a certain diet).

Effect

I already knew that by drinking this beverage I would not get a massive burst of energy. It is simply not a drink designed for that. What I did get however was the disappearance of my weariness and heavy eyelids. I was able to focus on what I was doing, and this little Zun rocket ship drove me straight home until 11 AM when I promptly crashed. My brain was definitely defogged and I enjoyed the ride.

Verdict

My one and only qualm would have to be the name. Zun is too unrecognizable and it doesn’t really relate to anything on the bottle or go with the theme of brain boosting space travel. Besides the name though, this is a great beverage for some sustainable energy that goes hand in hand with focus and clarity. Zun Energy Drink has the one of the best bottles I have seen and I would snatch it up immediately if I saw Zun on a shelf somewhere.

Reviewed by Taylor Fruits

Drinks are reviewed by an independent drink reviewer and do not necessarily reflect the views or beliefs of this site.

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  • buck rogers

    ZUN-
    The gravity here is ten times less that of earth. It is very dark and cold here.

  • Chris

    Wiki also lists that Q10 stuff as being poorly absorbed thrrough the GI tract fyi

  • Coenzyme Q-10 or Ubiquinone and it plays a crucial role in the production of energy in the cells. It can also act as an antioxidant, a bit like vitamins E and C. read more at site..

  • My friend and I were arguing about this! Now I know that I was right. lol! Thanks for making me sure!

    Sent from my iPad 4G

  • Steve

    ZUN sounds like Zune, the failed music player from Microsoft.

  • Andrew

    Zun, has to be my favorite energy drink. Why? It’s not so carbonated like many others which end up making your stomach feel heavy and sour. You just don’t get jitters, you get a stable energy flow that lasts through the day and in my experience, doesn’t leave you off with a huge crash.

    For some reason, unlike most who don’t know what the name means/etc. I like it. It rolls off the tongue and easy to remember. Almost reminds me of Bawls in that sense.

  • austin

    ZUN kicks major ass!! taste is totaly dif and waaaaaaaaay better than redbull amp but def needs a bigger bottle!! crazy bottle rocks it still. the name is cool too what is that guy tlking bout

  • Biker Jim

    According to Chris’ updated information on Q10, it seems that we should be drying out and snorting the stuff. Does anyone have a Zun -> Q10 extraction documented?

  • Ryan Brandes

    Terrible. Tastes like cough medicine. How can you people drink this?

  • Jason

    I didn’t enjoy the taste but it did give me a lot of focus on what I was doing. I also quite enjoy how the bottle looks!

Last Modified: November 17, 2017